#593 – September 2, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spinning Records with Judy Mills
+ More New & MidCoastal Releases

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

In our first hour, our friend Judy Mills, of Mills Record Company, returned to make her 7th appearance on Wednesday MidDay Medley, and again as “Guest Producer.”

Judy Mills has been a waitress, a student, a teacher, a poet, a corporate road warrior and a corporate retail slave, to name a few. She opened Mills Record Company, a new independent record store, at 314 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO, about two and half years ago. A year later she expanded into the next door space to allow for used records and a new stage where bands play “in store” every week. Mills Record Company has hosted multiple bands for Record Store Day, and The Middle of The Map Fest.

Mills Record Company also offers a very helpful website: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com with in depth reviews of live shows and new musical releases, photographs, and a calendar of events.

Shamir on the turntable

Shamir on the turntable

2. Shamir – “Youth” (Vinyl)
from: Ratchet / XL / May 19, 2015
[Debut album from Shamir Bailey, born November 7, 1994, known by his stage name Shamir. An American singer and songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada, his debut EP, Northtown, was released in June 2014 to positive reviews. In October 2014 Shamir signed to XL Recordings and released the single “On the Regular.” Shamir is known for his androgynous countertenor voice. Radio.com wrote that his singing voice, “like Joplin’s, stops you in your tracks.” Shamir has said that he does not mind having his voice described as androgynous, but notes that “countertenor” is the correct term: “It’s not feminine, it’s not masculine. It’s a happy medium … I feel like if the world was more like that, our problems would be gone.”]

[Shamir plays The Tank Room, Monday, October 5, at 8:30 pm.]

3. Jim O’Rourke – “Friends with Benefits”
from: Simple Songs / Drag City / May 19, 2015
[6th solo studio album from Jim O’Rourke (born January 18, 1969) a musician and record producer, long associated with the Chicago experimental and improv scene. Around 2000, he relocated to New York before moving on to Tokyo, Japan, where he currently resides. He has released albums of jazz, noise, electronica and rock music. O’Rourke has collaborated with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Derek Bailey, Mats Gustafsson, Mayo Thompson, Brigitte Fontaine, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Merzbow, Nurse with Wound, Phill Niblock, Fennesz, Organum, Phew, Henry Kaiser, Flying Saucer Attack, and in 2006 mixed Joanna Newsom’s album Ys. In 2009, he also mixed several tracks on Newsom’s follow up Have One On Me. He has produced albums by artists such as Sonic Youth, Wilco, Stereolab, Superchunk, Kahimi Karie, Quruli, John Fahey, Smog, Faust, Tony Conrad, The Red Krayola, Bobby Conn, Beth Orton, Joanna Newsom and U.S. Maple. He mixed Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album and produced their 2004 album, A Ghost Is Born, for which he won a Grammy Award for “Best Alternative Album”. During the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, O’Rourke collaborated with Wilco member Jeff Tweedy and pre-Wilco Glenn Kotche under the name Loose Fur. Their self-titled debut was released in 2003 with a follow-up in 2006 entitled Born Again in the USA. He also mixed the unfinished recordings that made up a planned third album by the late American singer-songwriter Judee Sill, recorded in 1974 and mixed by O’Rourke for a 2005 release. His first three full-length albums for Drag City are named after three successive films by director Nicolas Roeg: Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession, Eureka, and Insignificance. His fourth Drag City album, The Visitor, is named for an album that appears within Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, recorded by the film’s protagonist Thomas Jerome Newton.]

4. Carlton Melton – “Perdidle”
from: Out To Sea / Agitated Records / June 29, 2015
[CARLTON MELTON formed along the Mendocino County coastline in Northern California on the weekend of July 17th, 2008, by members: Andy Duvall, Clint Golden, Brian McDougall, Rich Millman, John Steuernagel The idea to play live, loud, improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic music in a geodesic dome had been discussed for many years prior to this date. The opportunity came to fruition after the dome was completely rebuilt and the acoustic sounds inside were fully realized. The music is recorded live inside the dome to analog and digital sources using omni-directional microphones. All music is improvised in the sense that no one really knows who or what is going to be played at any given time. There are no rehearsals, practices, demonstration tapes, second takes… what you hear is the first take… ” Hit It And Quit It ” as Funkadelic would prescribe. There are no studios. We record in Brian’s house and Brian happens to live in a geodesic dome.]

5. Chelsea Wolfe – “Color of Blood”
from: Abyss / Sargent House / August 7, 2013
[5th studio album from American singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe who grew up in Sacramento, California. Her father was in a country band and had a home studio, where by the age of 9, she had written and recorded songs which she later described as “basically Casio-based gothy R&B songs.]

6. Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart – “Metal”
from: Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart / Secretly Canadian / April 14, 2015
[A collaborative studio album by Canadian rock band Suuns: Ben Shemie on vocals guitar, Joe Yarmush on guitar & bass, Max Henry on keyboards & bass, Liam O’Neill on drums, with Jerusalem in My Heart, musical project led by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh on vocals, instruments, production, and mixing.]

10:30 – Underwriting

7. Talk Talk – “I Believe in You”
from: Spirit of Eden / Parlophone (EMI) / September 16, 1988
[4th album by the English band Talk Talk. The album did not find either critical acclaim or commercial success on release, however it has over the years gained cult-status and is considered highly influential. A number of popular music industry publications have retrospectively named it one of the better albums of the 1980s. The songs were written, predominantly, by Mark Hollis lead singer, and Tim Friese-Greene (the group’s producer during its active years). The album was developed from a lengthy recording process at Wessex Studios, London between 1987 and 1988. Often working in darkness, the band recorded many hours of improvised performances, edited them down heavily, then re-arranged the remaining collection of soundbites into an album in, mostly, digital format. The end product included elements of rock, jazz, classical, and ambient music. Critics often view Spirit of Eden as a departure from Talk Talk’s previous albums.]

8. Eleventh Day Dream – “Vanishing Point”
from: Works For Tomorrow / Thrill Jockey Records / July 24, 2015
[13th album from Chicago based band founded by guitarists Rick Rizzo and Janet Beveridge Bean, who met at 1069, a house/practice space/hang out in Louisville. After moving to Chicago, Bean and Rizzo joined with guitarist Baird Figi and bassist Doug McCombs; Bean soon switched over to drums. Their first self-titled EP in 1987 introduced the hallmarks of EDD’s sound: Neil Young-inspired electric guitar workouts mixed with punk energy. The band’s full-length follow-up, Prairie School Freakout (1988), won critical praise and the attention of major labels.The band signed with Atlantic Records. Follow-ups Beet (1989) and Lived to Tell (1991) won more strong reviews but did not sell many copies; Figi left during the Lived to Tell tour and was replaced by Matthew “Wink” O’Bannon. The band made a stab for commercial success with 1993’s El Moodio, but the effort was unsuccessful and Eleventh Dream Day was dropped from Atlantic’s roster. O’Bannon left after recording 1994’s “Ursa Major” and the band ceased to be a full-time entity; Rizzo went back to college to earn a degree in education, while Bean and McCombs concentrated on their other musical projects, Freakwater and Tortoise respectively. Eleventh Dream Day has since recorded new albums every few years, starting with 1997’s Eighth. Recent albums have balanced the band’s Young-influenced approach with an interest in ambient sound, likely influenced by McCombs’s work with Tortoise.[citation needed] EDD released Stalled Parade in 2000, playing a handful of shows after the album’s release with Mark Greenberg of (The Coctails) assisting on keyboards and other instruments. Zeroes and Ones was released on April 25, 2006, on Thrill Jockey Records. Riot Now! was released on March 15, 2011, on Thrill Jockey Records. ]

9. Irma Thomas – “Wish Someone Would Care”
from: Wish Someone Would Care / (Imperial) Capitol Records / 1964
[10th single release, and first full length album from Irma Thomas (born February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”. Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. In 2007, she won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for After the Rain, her first Grammy in a career spanning over 50 years.]

10. Wanda Jackson – “My First Day Without You”
from: Sings Country Songs / Capitol Records / December 1966
[8th studio album from Wanda Lavonne Jackson (born October 20, 1937) singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She is known to many as the “Queen of Rockabilly.” Wanda Jackson has released 45 studio albums, one international studio album, 7 tribute and cover albums, 4 live albums, 21 compilation albums, and two box sets. Born in Maud, Oklahoma, in 1937, but has lived much of her life in Oklahoma City. Her father, a musician, moved the family to Bakersfield, California, during the 1940s in hopes of a better life. Two years later, he bought Jackson a guitar and encouraged her to play. He also took her to see performances by Spade Cooley, Tex Williams and Bob Wills, which left a lasting impression. In 1948, when she was 11, the family moved back to Oklahoma.]

11. Neko Case – “Hold On Hold On”
from: Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / Anti- / March 7, 2006
[4th solo album from alt-country musician, Neko Case, who also performs with The New Pornographers.]

Upcoming In-store Performances at Mills Record Company:

LOCAL OR BUST: A.J. Moore at 6:00 pm + Grant Conrad at 6:45 pm – Wed. Sept. 2

LOCAL OR BUST: Barabbason + TBA – Wed Sept. 9

Palehound + Arc Flash (EARLY SHOW) – Sunday, Sept. 13 at Mills Record Company

JOBB (Stik Figa X D/Will) – Friday, Sept. 18 at Mills Record Company

LOCAL OR BUST: Mars Lights + Slave Label – Wed Sept. 23 at Mills Record Company

Judy Mills Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Mills Record Company, is located at 314 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO, their website: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

11:00 – Station ID

More New & MidCoastal Releases

In our second hour, we’ll played more New & Mid Coastal Releases from: The Sluts, Barrel Maker X D/Will, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, Jessica Paige, The Waspmen, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, Destroyer, Ducktails, Hot Chip, and Daughn Gibson.

12. Hot Chip – “Easy To Get”
from: Why Make Sense? (Deluxe Edition) / Domino Recording Company / May 15, 2015
[6th studio release by British electronic music band formed in London, in 2000.]

13. Various Blond – “All Bases Covered”
from: All Bases Covered – Single From Upcoming Album / Independent / August 11, 2015
[Alternative experimental progressive rock funk pop progressive psychedelic from KC based band. Produced by Adam Mcgill, written by Joshua Allen. Various Blonde was concieved by Joshua Allen in 2008 and has opened for numerous national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Fang Island, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, Wannabe Jalva, and Electric Sixx. Current members Include: Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, and Mark Lomas on drums. More info at: https://variousblonde.bandcamp.com/track/all-bases-covered%5D

14. The Sluts – “Summer Song”
from: The Sluts / Independent / June 17, 2015
[Debut full-length from alternative rock / rock & roll / garage rock / grunge pop – Lawrence based band. All songs written and performed by The Sluts. The Sluts are Ryan Wise on guitar & vocals, and Kristoffer Dover on drums. Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios in Kansas City, MO. The band is the winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Punk Band.]

[The Sluts play First Friday, September 4, at Josey Records 1814 Oak St KCMO, with Lauren Anderson, The Cave Girls, and Schwervon!]


15. Beach House – “Sparks”
from: Depression Cherry / SubPop / August 28, 2015
[5th studio album by American dream pop duo formed in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally.]

[Beach House play Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, September 26, w/ Jessica Pratt.]

16. Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love”
from: Stuff Like That There / Matador Records / August 28, 2015
[14th studio album from band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984 by Ira Kaplan on guitars, piano, vocals, and Georgia Hubley on drums, piano, vocals, and since 1992 with James McNew on bass, and reuniting with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar, to celebrate 30 years as a band mixing cover songs, “covers” of Yo La Tengo songs, and brand new originals. “Friday I’m in Love” is a song and a by British rock band The Cure. It is the second single taken from the album Wish (1992). It won the award for European Viewer’s Choice for Best Music Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.]

17. Ducktails – “Surreal Exposure”
from: St. Catherine / Domino Recording Co. / July 24, 2015
[5th studio album from psychedelic pop band from New Jersey, formed in 2006. Initially the solo recording project of Real Estate’s guitarist Matt Mondanile, the band has gone on to include Luka Usmiani, Alex Craig and Samuel Franklin amongst its members.The band’s music has been described as “hypnagogic pop”, “woozy, horizontal pop”, “lo-fi”, and “chillwave”.]

11:30 – Underwriting

18. Destroyer – “Times Square”
from: Poison Season / Merge Records / August 28, 2015
[10th full-length album from the Canadian indie rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar (pronounced /ˈbeɪhɑr/) a singer-songwriter from Vancouver who formed Destroyer in 1995. Bejar is also a member of the supergroup: The New Pornographers ]

[Destroyer plays The Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS on Friday, September 25, with Jennifer Castle.]

19. Jessica Paige– “Beautiful Life”
from: Beautiful Life – Single / Independent / January 1, 2015
[From her upcoming full length release Sweet Nothings. Jessica’s band includes: Jessica Paige- on vocals & guitar, Coleen Dieker on keysboards & violin, Jerod Rivers on drums, Damon Bailey on guitar, and Ben Byard on bass & viola.]

[Jessica Paige plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept. 12, at The Living Room 1818 McGee St, KCMO.]

[Jessica Paige plays her own ”Sweet Nothings” Album Release Show at The Living Room, 1818 McGee St, KCMO, Friday Sept. 18, at 7:00 pm, with Lauren Anderson, Luke Sheafer, and Calvin Arsenia.]

[Jessica Paige plays Carnival, at Memorial Hall, 600 N 7th St, in Downtown KCK, for KCK Business Expo, Tuesday, September 24, featuring 8 bands on 2 stages presented by INK magazine from 3:00 pm – 7:00 PM, with KCKCC Jazz Combo, Poor Bishop Hooper, Maria the Mexican, David George and The Crooked Mile, Blackbird Revue, Not a Planet, and The Clementines.]

[Jessica Paige plays Plaza Art Fair INK Stage, 4747 Broadway, Sun, Sept 27 at 2:00, w/ Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Captiva, Silver Maggies, Spencer Mackenzie Brown, Katy Guillen & The Girls.]

20. Daughn Gibson – “Shatter You Through”
from: Carnation / Sub Pop / June 2, 2013
[Carlisle, Pennsylvania based singer/songwriter, was formerly the drummer for the band Pearls and Brass. His debut solo album “All Hell” received such critical acclaim that Sub Pop records signed Gibson. This is is second full-length on Sub Pop.]


21. Barrel Maker – “Captivate Machines”
from: BLK FLANL – Barrel Maker X D/WILL / Independent / March 5, 2015
[Kansas City producer/emcee D/WILL switches from focusing on solo material to going behind-the-boards for upstart artist Barrel Maker. Stream the 9-track LP produced entirely by D/WILL.]

[Barrel Maker X D/WILL play Sound Machine presented by Intelligent Sound and The Record Machine Sat. Sept. 5, at 8:00 pm, at The Riot Room, with Wrong Kata Trio, Sonder, Leonard Dstroy Beats, Body2Body, Sports, Dan Matic, Narkalark, Ginjahbeard Music, RLT, DJ Elwood / Elwood Events, and alccalh.]

22. The Waspmen – “Midnight Tomorrow”
from: First Stings First / Independent / March 14, 2015
[Ian Griggs on vocals, Elan Portnoy on guitar, Jim McCormack on bass, and Dave Storms on drums.]

[The Waspmen play Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, TONIGHT, Sept. 2, at 8pm w/ KARMA]


23. Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 – “Alright Now!”
from: “Alright Now!” – Single b/w “Stop Mr. Ice Cream Man”/ Sunflower Soul / June 19, 2015
[Recorded live to analog tape. All songs written by Chris Hazelton. Chris Hazelton on Hammond B-3 Organ, Nick Howell on Trumpet, Nick Rowland on Alto Sax, Brett Jackson on Baritone Sax, Matt Hopper on Guitar , Danny Rojas on Drums , and Pat Conway on Congas & Cowbell. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton, Mastered by Brendan McReynolds.]

[Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 play the Green Lady Lounge Friday September 4, from 10:00 to 2:00 am.]

[Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 play Overland Park Ballroom & Social Club Sat. Sept. 5, w/ Julia Haile.]


24. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”

from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week on September 9, Bill Sundahl joins us as our special guest co-host for our entire show as we feature music from over 20 of the bands playing the 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest presented by Sprint, as a benefit to 90.1 FM KKFI on Sept. 12. Also joining us is Connor Leimer, who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org 

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